Kentucky RB Benny Snell Jr. could return to Lexington for his senior season and set pretty much every rushing record in school history.
However, the junior will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, where he’ll likely be one of the first running backs off the board.
Therefore, it was important for Snell’s coaches to get him the rushing record anyway, and he did in a Citrus Bowl win over Penn State on Tuesday. Snell described the third-quarter run that put him ahead of Sonny Collins (via Kentucky.com):
“I know that when we ran out there, I knew I was like 5 or 4 yards away, and I looked at Coach (Eddie) Gran and he gave me that look, like yeah,” Snell said of his offensive coordinator and position coach. “I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, let’s get it.’
“It was the best feeling ever when I crossed the pylon.”
What a career it was for Snell, who Kentucky fans will be rooting for on Sundays next fall.
There haven’t been many running backs in SEC history who done it better than the Kentucky junior.